Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Knockout Neutral Makeup

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I find that a lot of women think that neutral colored makeup tends to look really boring, but I say NO WAY, it definitely doesn't HAVE to!  My tricks for making the khakis and the taupes of the world look like a knockout on the face is to incorporate just one touch of color (in this case my peach cheeks!) or mix up your finishes, i.e., glosses, creams, matte and shimmer balance.  

In THIS look - I used a very neutral shadow palette that consisted of all matte shadows but added one of my fave Urban Decay liners which has a touch of shimmer in it to make the eyes a bit more playful.  I also lined my entire eye with the liner to give it a sexy smolder-y look.  This DiorShow brow styler I should probably devote a whole blog post too bc I recently was introduced to it by another makeup artist, and I am IN LOVE (thanks Melissa!).  It's a universal shade so it literally works on 90% of the ladies I work on - it's crazy good and has a spooly tool at the end so it's all you need to bomb the pencil through.  I finished off my look with a warm peachy cream blush and high gloss neutral lip color to again contrast with the matte shadows by using these opposite finishes (no flat powders or matte lip colors).  

There you've got it - A neutral TKO.

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